Dr. Nielsens Publications

Per reviewed papers

Sydenham M.A.K, Eldegard K., Totland Ø., Nielsen A., Hegland, S.J. & Moe, S.R. 2018. Community level niche overlap and broad scale biogeographic patterns of bee communities are driven by phylogenetic history. Journal of Biogeography. 45(2): 461-472.

Nielsen, A., T. Reitan, A. W. Rinvoll, and A. K. Brysting. 2017. Effects of competition and climate on a crop pollinator community. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 246:253-260.

Reitan, T. & Nielsen, A. 2016 Do Not Divide Count Data with Count Data; A Story from Pollination Ecology with Implications Beyond. PLoS ONE, 11, e0149129.

Nielsen A., Lind V., Steinheim G. & Holand Ø. 2014. Variations in lamb growth on costal and mountain pastures, will climate change make a difference? Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A — Animal Science, 64(4): 243-252.

Lind, V., Nielsen, A. 2014. Climate impact on autumn lamb weight. Proceedings from the joint meeting of “Mountain pastures, Mediterranean Forage Resources and Mountain Cheese” networks.

Nielsen, A. & Totland, Ø. 2014. Structural properties of mutualistic networks withstand habitat degradation while species functional roles might change. Oikos. 123(3), 323-333.

Johannesen, A.B., Nielsen, A. & Skonhoft, A. 2013. Potential effects of climate change on vegetation and the economy of sheep farming at northern latitudes. Ecological Economics 93: 239-248.

Nielsen, A., Steinheim, G. and Mysterud, A. 2013. Do sheep breeds eating different proportions of browse and grass show equal responses to climate fluctuations?  Basic and Applied Ecology 14(2): 137-145.

Meen, E., Nielsen, A., Ohlson, M. 2012. Forest stand modelling as a tool to predict performance of the understory herb Cornus suecica. Silva Fennica 46(4): 479-499.

Nielsen, A., Dauber, J., Biesmeijer, J.C., Kunin, W.E., Lamborn, E., Meyer, B., Moora, M., Potts, S.G., Roberts, S., Sõber, V., Settele, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stout, J.C., Tscheulin, T.,Vivarelli, D., & Petanidou, T. 2012. Effects of spatial plant population structure on the pollinator community of wild plants: a pan-European approach. Basic and Applied Ecology 13(6): 489-499.

Nielsen, A., Yoccoz, N.G., Steinheim, G., Storvik, G.O., Rekdal, Y., Angeloff, M., Pettorelli, N., Holand, Ø. & Mysterud, A. 2012. Are responses of herbivores to environmental variability spatially consistent in alpine ecosystems? Global Change Biology 18(10): 3050-3062.

Mysterud, A., Nielsen, A. & Holand, Ø. 2012. Climate and the infield production of winter fodder for sheep at northern latitudes: are farmers adapting to change? Climate Research 53: 55-61.

Nielsen, A., I. Steffan-Dewenter, C. Westphal, O. Messinger, S. Potts, S. Roberts, J. Settele, H. Szentgyörgyi, B. Vaissière, M. Vaitis, M. Woyciechowski, I. Bazos, J. Biesmeijer, R. Bommarco, W. Kunin, T. Tscheulin, E. Lamborn, and T. Petanidou. 2011. Assessing bee species richness in two Mediterranean communities: importance of habitat type and sampling techniques. Ecological Research 26: 969-983.

Vivarelli, D., Petanidou, T., Nielsen, A. & Cristofolini, G. 2011. Small-size bees reduce male fitness of the flowers of Ononis masquillierii (Fabaceae), a rare endemic plant in the northern Apennines. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 165(3): 267-277.

Hegland, S. J., Dunne, J., Nielsen, A., & Memmott, J. 2010. How to monitor an ecological community cost-efficiently. Biological Conservation 143: 2270-2279.

Tylianakis, J. M., Laliberté, E., Nielsen, A., & Bascompte, J. 2010. Conservation of species interaction networks. Biological Conservation: 143: 2092-2101.

Lazaro, A., Nielsen, A., & Totland, Ø. 2010. Factors related to the inter-annual variation in plants’ pollination generalization levels within a community. Oikos 119(5): 825-834.

Dauber, J., Biesmeijer, J.C., Gabriel, D., Kunin, W.E., Lamborn, E., Meyer, B., Nielsen, A., Potts, S.G., Sõber, V., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Settele, J., Stout, J.C., Teder, T., Tscheulin, T., Vivarelli, D., & Petanidou, T. 2010. Effects of patch size and density on flower visitation and seed set of wild plants at two spatial scales: a pan-European approach. Journal of Ecology 98: 188-196.

Schweiger, O. Biesmeijer, J., Bommarco, R., Hickler, T., Hulme, P., Klotz, S., Kühn, I., Moora, M., Nielsen, A., Ohlemüller, R., Petanidou, T., Potts, S.G., Pysek, P., Stout, J.C., Sykes, M., Tscheulin, T., Vila, M., Wather, G-R., Westphal, C., Winter, M., Zobel, M. & Settele, J. 2010. Multiple stressors on biotic interactions: how climate change and alien species interact to affect pollination. Biological Reviews 85: 777-795.

Hegland, S.J., Nielsen, A., Lazaro, A., Bjerknes A.L., & Totland, Ø. 2009. How does climate warming affect plant-pollinator interactions? Ecology letters 12(2): 184-195.

Bjerknes A.L., Totland T., Hegland S.J. & Nielsen A. 2007. Do alien plant invasions really affect pollination success in native plant species? – Biological conservation 138(1-2): 1-12

Nielsen, A. & Bascompte, J. 2007. Ecological networks, nestedness and sampling effort. Journal of Ecology 95(5): 1134-1141.

Nielsen, A., Totland, Ø. & Ohlson, M. 2007. The effect of forest management operations on population performance of Vaccinium myrtillus on a landscape-scale. Basic and Applied Ecology 8(3): 231-241

Totland, O., Nielsen, A., Bjerknes, A.L. & Ohlson, M. 2006. Effects of an exotic plant and habitat disturbance on pollinator visitation and reproduction in a boreal forest herb. American Journal of Botany 93: 868-873.

Totland, O., Nyeko, P., Bjerknes, A.L., Hegland, S.J. & Nielsen, A. 2005. Does forest gap size affects population size, plant size, reproductive success and pollinator visitation in Lantana camara, a tropical invasive shrub? – Forest Ecology and Management 215: 329-338.

Nielsen, A. & Ims R. A., 2000. Bumble bee pollination of the Sticky Catchfly in a fragmented agricultural landscape. Ecoscience 7(2): 157-165.

Popular science papers/commentaries

Nielsen, A., Reitan, T., Heiberg, N. 2017. Optimal temperatur for honningbier i tunell. Gartner tidene 2018(4):48-49 (In Danish)

Nielsen, A. 2018. Trenger samspillet mellom blomster og bier en egen politisk strategi? Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift 35(1): 6–20. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.18261/issn.1504-3053-2018-01-02. (In Norwegian)

Nielsen, A., Reitan, T., Heiberg, N. 2017. Optimal temperatur for honningbier i tunell. Frukt og Bær 2017(2):20-21 (In Norwegian)

Nielsen, A. 2017. Bienes betydning. Biolog 35(2):28-32 (In Norwegian)

Nielsen, A. & Hegland, S.J. 2015. Klimaet er i endring, men hva skjer med pollineringen av frukt og bær. Gartneryrket 2015(5):40-44 (In Norwegian).

Nielsen, A, Lind, V., Steinheim, G, Holand, Ø. 2013. Hvor bør sauen beite når klimaet endrer seg?

Langs kysten eller i fjellet? Sau og geit 2013(6): xx-xx (In Norwegian).

Nielsen, A. & Mysterud, A. 2012. Et klima for sau også i framtiden? Sau og geit 2012(3): 38-40 (In Norwegian).

Nielsen, A. 2011. Biene forsvinner – Insekt-Nytt 36(2/3): 103-108 (In Norwegian).

Nielsen, A. & Totland, Ø. 2011. Om biedød og dens konsekvenser. Biolog 29(1): 58-64 (In Norwegian).


Nielsen, A. (chair), Hatteland, B.A., Malmstrøm, M., von Proschwitz, T., Velle, G., de Boer, H., Gjershaug, J.O., Kirkendall, L.R., Rueness E.K., & Vandvik, V. 2017. Assessment of risks to Norwegian biodiversity from the import and keeping of terrestrial gastropods in terraria. Scientific Opinion on the Panel on Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered species of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety, ISBN: 978-82-8259-290-1, Oslo, Norway

Nielsen, A. (chair), Gjershaug, J.O., Fossen, T. (UiB), Velle, G., Wendell, M. (VKM staff). 2017. Assessment of the connection between Tilia trees and bumblebee death. Scientific Opinion on the Panel on Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered species of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety, ISBN: 978-82-8259-272-7, Oslo, Norway

Nielsen, A. (chair), Finne, M.A., Asmyhr M., Gjershaug, J.O., Kirkendall, L.R., Vandvik, V., Velle, G. 2016. Assessment of risks to Norwegian biodiversity from the import and keeping of terrestrial arachnids and insects. Scientific Opinion on the Panel on Alien Organisms and Trade in Endangered species of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety, ISBN: 978-82-8259-226-0, Oslo, Norway

Kjøhl, M., Nielsen A., & Stenseth. N. C. 2011. Potential effects of climate change on crop pollination. FAO Report, Rome.

Trømborg, E., Nielsen, A. & Hoen, H.F. (red.) 2007. Klimagasser og bioenergi fra landbruket - kunnskapsstatus og forskningsbehov. INA Fagrapport nr. 11 (In Norwegian).


Nielsen, A., Dauber, J., Kunin, W.E., Lamborn, E., Meyer, B., Moora, M., Potts, S.G., Sober, V., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Tscheulin, T.,Vivarelli, D.,Biesmeijer, J.C & Petanidou, T. 2010. Assessing the impact of pollinator shifts on wild plants. In Settele, J. et al. (eds.) Atlas of Biodiversity Risks – from Europe to the globe, from stories to maps. Pensoft, Sofia & Moscow. (www.pensoftonline.net/alarm-atlas-info/).

Nielsen, A. 2007. The spatio-temporal variation of the plant-pollinator system of a boreal forest landscape. - PhD thesis 2007:12 Institutt for Naturforvaltning, Universitetet for Miljø og Biovitenskap.

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